Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 October 2007 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2007 | October 2007

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 19 October 2007 at 08:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1929".

Hunter Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2007 after 1 day on 26 October 2007 at 04:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 96 / 1049

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 96 of Meeus index or 1049 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.75 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 18 hours and 2 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 18 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 45 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠159.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠159.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠183.8°.

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of apogee on 13 October 2007 at 09:53 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 October 2007 at 11:51 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 462 km

The Moon is 366 462 km (227 709 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 356 755 km (221 677 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 22 October 2007 at 09:02 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 November 2007 at 22:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 16 October 2007 at 23:14 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.194°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.117° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 October 2007 at 18:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 26 October 2007 at 04:52 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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